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Rheinradweg in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-West­phalia


Wel­come to Ger­many’s num­ber one cyc­ling state!

Haus Rüschhaus in Münster, © Münsterland e.V.

100 Castles Route

Al­most 1,000 kilo­metres of cycle path through ro­mantic Mün­ster­land

Ro­mant­ic strong­holds and im­pos­ing stately homes: Cyc­lists can ex­per­i­en­ce the re­gion’s mag­ni­fi­cent ar­chi­tec­ture on Mün­ster­länd’s 100 Castles Route.

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Die Vennbahn, ein Bahntrassenradweg, führt auch übers Reichensteiner Viadukt, © vennbahn.eu

Ven­n­bahn Cycle Route

A jour­ney through three coun­tries on old rail­way lines

The rail­way line that once trans­por­ted coal and iron ore from Aachen to Lux­em­bourg now provides a mainly flat route for leis­urely cyc­ling.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Am Niederrhein bieten sich Promenaden zu gemütlichen Radtouren an, © Niederrhein Tourismus GmbH

Rhine Cycle Route

Go with the flow

A jour­ney through ro­mant­ic land­scapes and Rhine met­ro­pol­ises: the most ex­cit­ing stretch of the 1,320-kilo­metre Rhine Cycle Route runs through NRW.

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Der Oelchenshammer, der zum LVR-Industriemuseum Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels gehört, ist die letzte wasserbetriebene Schmiede im Oberbergischen Land., © LVR Industriemuseum

In­dus­tri­al her­it­age in the Rhine­land with a bi­cycle

Cyc­ling route con­nects LVR (Rhine­land re­gion­al coun­cil) in­dus­tri­al mu­seums

On the cycle path of the in­dus­tri­al mu­seums, it is pos­sible to cre­ate pa­per, to de-scend in­to a tur­bine cel­lar and to face the entry ex­am­in­a­tion to be­come a train­ee in the iron and steel in­dustry.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Cyclists on tour at Lahn Valley Cycle Path, © Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V

Lahn Val­ley Cycle Path

An ideal route for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists

The Lahn Val­ley Cycle Path fol­lows the en­tire length of the Lahn. It is suit­able for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists as well as more seasoned cyc­lists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Blick auf eine Weide an der Ems, © Pixabay

River Ems Cycle Path

By bike from the source of the Ems to the North Sea

From source to es­tu­ary: the River Ems Cycle Path passes through idyll­ic land­scapes, cit­ies, castles and forests be­fore it reaches the sea.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Discover the castle Linnep in Ratingen by bike, © KME M.Chardin

Dis­cov­er Rat­in­gen by bike

Tex­tile mu­seum, palaces and castles

Palaces and castles, his­tor­ic old towns and tran­quil nat­ur­al land-scapes – Rat­in­gen has it all. Cyc­lists al­ways have something new to dis­cov­er on a choice of themed routes.

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Die Paderborner-Land-Route führt an prächtigen Schlössern vorbei, © Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land e.V.

Pader­borner Land Route Cycle Path

Heath­land, bird sanc­tu­ar­ies, mon­ast­ic cul­ture and a rail­way via­duct

The 250 kilo­metre Pader­borner-Land-Route (Pader­borner Land Route) cycle path takes in im­press­ive nat­ur­al land­scapes, ma­jor his­tor­ic sites and in­ter­est­ing cul­tur­al at­trac­tions, mainly on quiet roads.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Blick auf die Niers, © Kreis Viersen

River Niers Cycle Path

A re­lax­ing route for leis­ure cyc­lists and fam­il­ies

An ideal cycle route for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists: ex­plor­ing the en­tire length of the River Niers as it winds through the Lower Rhine re­gion.

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Abteigaerten © I. Jansen Kulturland Kreis Hoexter, © I. Jansen Kulturland Kreis Hoexter

Mon­as­tery Gar­dens Route

A tour of mon­as­tery gar­dens in­clud­ing Schloss Cor­vey

Dis­cov­er me­di­ev­al secrets on a cyc­ling tour of mon­as­tery gar­dens in­clud­ing Schloss Cor­vey and the Wil­low Palace in Rheder.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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